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Louisiana to begin spending $811 million in federal COVID-19 aid

BATON ROUGE – More than 450,000 Louisiana small businesses may be eligible for grants under a federally funded COVID-19 relief program, State Treasurer John Schroder said Monday.
The Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program fund contains $300 million. So if Schroder’s estimate is close to accurate, the grants for each business could be less than $700, though there is no way to know yet how many will apply or how much they will request. The maximum possible grant amount is $15,000.

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U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins was in Midland Tuesday morning to address area crawfish farmers concerning federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


MIDLAND — Coronavirus relief dollars are out there for crawfish farmers in South Louisiana. Getting to it, however, might be a little tricky.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins addressed about 60 crawfish farmers and producers at the Thibodeaux Brothers Farm in Midland Tuesday morning to help explain the process.
The Republican Congressman from the 3rd District first reviewed the steps taken by the federal government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that he was not in favor of a nationwide shutdown of businesses.

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Charlene Beckett joins Rob Roy to show the results of the most recent grant.

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This is the building (above) before it was improved through the Main Street
Restoration Grant.

Abbeville Main Street seeking Restoration Grant applicants

Abbeville Main Street is currently soliciting Main Street Restoration Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners.
The Louisiana Main Street program offers grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are available for either interior or exterior building rehabilitation projects.
The Old Abbeville Lumber Shed received a face lift this Spring with a little help from the 2019-2020 Louisiana Main Street Restoration Grant Project.



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